Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting are deliciously moist with a swirl of irresistible strawberry icing on top. Pretty in pink, these delicious bite-sized treats are perfect for parties and special occasions. Welcome spring with these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.

Welcome spring with these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting. Deliciously moist with a swirl of irresistible strawberry icing on top, these delicious bite-sized treats are perfect for parties, baby showers, and special occasions. 

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla cupcakes are a universal favorite, and this recipe bakes up incredibly moist and tender cupcakes in mini form. We’ve topped them with a silky cream cheese frosting infused with pulverized freeze-dried strawberries. The result is amazing – an icing that’s sweet and tangy, with bright berry flavor. Look for freeze-dried strawberries in the dried fruit aisle of most grocery stores, and use full-fat cream cheese in the frosting if you plan to pipe it.

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Everything You Need to Make Perfect Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

If you can make regular-sized cupcakes, you can easily make these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes. You’ll need a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan to make mini cupcakes, and a bunch of mini muffin liners. You’ll also need a GoodCook Touch 5 QT Mixing Bowl, a GoodCook Gourmet Stainless Steel Spatula Spoon, and the GoodCook Cake Decorating Set if you plan on piping the frosting. Once you’ve got your essentials, you’re ready to bake!

 

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

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Mini Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Pretty in pink, these delicious strawberry vanilla bite-sized treats are perfect for parties and special occasions.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 48 mini cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups freeze-dried strawberries, pulverized in food processor (yield after processing is approximately 6-8 tablespoons)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a 48 mini-cupcake tin with paper or parchment liners.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Be sure to scrape down sides of bowl as you go to make sure everything is fully incorporated. Add vanilla and mix to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until all are mixed together well. Add ⅓ of dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture and blend well. Add ½ of the buttermilk, and blend again. Repeat until everything is added, ending with the dry ingredients.

Fill the prepared cups two-thirds full. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then remove cupcakes from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting: In a large bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer with beater attachment, beat butter on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add cream cheese and vanilla and beat until blended. Turn speed to low and add powdered sugar a little at a time until fully incorporated. Add pulverized strawberries, and mix until incorporated. Turn speed back to medium and continue beating until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Make sure throughout the process to scrape down sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is incorporated.

Frost cooled cupcakes, garnishing with a little reserved freeze-dried strawberry pieces, if desired.

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